National Council

The Valparaiso University College of Arts and Sciences National Council is composed of women and men who are exceptional leaders in their fields. They provide the dean with expertise, advice, and useful critique about the college’s programs, mission, and direction. The National Council meets twice yearly, and Arts & Sciences students often have opportunities to meet these important alumni and leaders.


Photo of Marcia Keuning Biang

Marcia R. Keuning ’72 Biang Teacher Hacienda LaPuente Schools

Neal Christiansen

Neal Christiansen ’77 Assistant Professor and Fellowship Director, Medical University of South Carolina

Peter Hessler

Peter A. Hessler ’75 ’78 J.D. (Chair) Partner, Wegman, Hessler & Vandenburg

Frank L. Jaksch ’91

Frank L. Jaksch ’91 President and Chief Executive Officer ChromaDex Inc.


Richard D. Kauzlarich ’66 National Intelligence Officer for Europe National Intelligence Council

Ronald Koepke

Ronald P. Keopke ’70 Cardiologist The Hearth Clinic, APMC Affinity Health Group

photo: Harold Moellering

Harold J. Moellering ’65 Professor Emeritus of Geography The Ohio State University

lois Niemier

Lois Kerner ’78 Niemier Special Needs Consultant Fort Wayne/South Bend (IN) Diocese
Director, Learning Solutions

Jeff O Connor

Jeff O’Connor ’99 Chief Operating Officer Digital Target Marketing

Fribley profile pic

Corrinne Fribley ’95 Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist Private Practice

Zrinsky 2018 Photo

Christine M. Zrinsky ’86 Vice President, Lincoln Park Zoo

Rathmann Photo

Anna Nuechterlein ’02 Rathmann Program Associate National Resources Council of America

Truett Hagen

Beth Truett ’67 President and CEO, Oral Health America

Photo: Sandra Rosenthal

Sandra J. Rosenthal ’87 Director, Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
Pharmacology, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Joint Faculty
Oak Ridge National Laboratory